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Antigua: Man charged, unsafe meat is a health risk

One man has been charged with illegal slaughtering of goats, while the authorities are cautioning that the health and lives of residents could be at risk if people consume any of the goat or sheep meat from the animals slaughtered in unsanitary conditions recently discovered at Perry Bay.

The accused has been identified as Abba Gordon of Green Bay Hill. It is alleged the 21-year-old committed the offences on August 23 at Keeling Point.

The police confirmed last night that the specific charge for which Gordon will face the court is “unlawful killing of five cattle, to wit, five goats.”

Gordon was detained last Thursday when the police intercepted him and two other men running from Perry Bay and they allegedly had meat in their possession.

While the other two men managed to run away, Gordon was not quick enough for the cops who were in the area that night based on a tip off.

The following day when investigators returned, they unearthed approximately 100 carcasses, with and without heads, of goats and sheep at varying stages of decomposition.

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